1.   Welcome to Hormone Hell


For women not taking hormone replacement but considering it, the information can be daunting, and time to bone up on it limited. Often women turn to friends who have gone through menopause unscathed for answers. One friend confides she did it without hormone replacement. You're tempted to leave it up to... ➜ read full article

  1.   Road Work

TRAVEL magazine

Experts say the biggest Impediment to staying fit while traveling isn't inactivity but inflexibility. Here's some advice on how gravity, ingenuity, and creativity can keep you in shape. The naked truth is that we're consumed with physical immortality - the perfect body. When our golden glutes sag and our muscles turn gelatinous, we beat a path to the nearest gym to redefine the trouble zones... ➜ read full article

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  1.   New Research Finds Children of Lesbians

Thriving and Equal to National Norms


Children of lesbian families have no higher incidence of psychological or developmental problems than children in heterosexual families, according to a new report. Titled “Interviews with 10-Year-Old Children,” the report is the fourth analysis to... ➜ read full article

  1.   Colon Cancer Survivor to Speak at Public Event


Author Curtis Pesmen will discuss his personal experience in surviving colon cancer at a community education event Thursday, October 20, at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event is designed to empower and motivate those coping with the diagnosis of cancer,

provide insight on how to navigate the.... ➜ read full article

  1.   Hormone therapy goes on trial again in

UCSF study of women in early menopause


Researchers at UCSF Medical Center are about to embark on a study with a controversial theme: Despite its bad reputation at present, can hormone therapy (HT) after menopause protect women from heart disease.... ➜ read full article

  1.   Insurance company rewards to doctors and

hospitals may not improve care


With increasing quality problems in the U.S. health care system, many health insurers are turning to a new approach to get doctors and hospitals to do better: pay-for-performance.... ➜ read full article

  1.   UCSF to Integrate Social and Behavioral

Sciences in Medical Education


UCSF’s School of Medicine has received a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to exclusively revise and integrate the social and behavioral sciences in undergraduate medical education.... ➜ read full article

  1.   Lecture to Focus on “Lessons from the

Prevention Wars”


The campus community is invited to the Fifth Annual Salvatore Pablo Lucia Memorial Lecture in Preventive Medicine on Friday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the UCSF School of Nursing, room N225, on the Parnassus campus.... ➜ read full article

  1.   One True Dose


“Small is beautiful” and “start low, go slow” could turn out to be the new maxims for determining drug dosages in the future. Or at least that’s the implication of a report in the September issue of the journal Postgraduate Medicine.... ➜ read full article

  1.   Study finds billions of health insurance dollars used for administrative costs


Billing and insurance paperwork consume at least one out of every five dollars of private insurance health spending in California, according to a new study by health policy researchers.... ➜ read full article

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